Organizing Litter Pickup for April 25-May 24, 2014 Volunteers needed to help keep Osceola beautiful
Osceola, AR (April 15, 2014) – Volunteers are needed to participate in
OCAH’s first annual spring community improvement April 25-May 24, 2014. Sponsored by OCAH,
Osceola/SMC Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Osceola, the cleanup is being held in
conjunction with the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Arkansas
(GAmC), the annual spring statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep
Arkansas Beautiful (KAB).
continues to be a problem in Osceola,” said Debra Felske of Osceola, local
coordinator of this year’s cleanup. “It can leave a negative impact on our community
for years to come. By participating in this year’s Great American Cleanup in
Arkansas, local residents can help make Osceola a vibrant community."
in Osceola is encouraged to participate in this year’s community improvement effort.
Civic and service organizations, church and youth groups, school groups and
clubs, scouts, individuals, families, neighborhoods, and businesses can
organize cleanup teams and pitch in.
organizations are encouraged to choose an area of town for either litter
removal or a beautification project.
OCAH will be providing a limited number of trash bags and gloves. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own
supplies also. Sign-up sheets will be
available at the Chamber and Main Street offices. A city wide clean-up day is scheduled for May
24 at the conclusion of this month long event.
pride is everyone’s responsibility,” Felske said. “We all live in this
community together and must work together to keep it clean and green. We do
this to maintain our quality of life, to create a place we can all be proud of
and to improve our local economy.”
About the Great American Cleanup
national kickoff for the Keep America BeautifulGreat American
Cleanupis March 1. Local Great American Cleanup events are being
organized in March, April and May. Activities will include beautifying
parks and recreation areas, cleaning waterways, collecting recyclables, picking
up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and
litter-free events. This
year’s national Great American Cleanup is sponsored by Altria, Dow Chemical
Company, Glad Products Company, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden
Equipment and Waste Management.
About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., Keep Arkansas
Beautiful works to inspire and educate individuals to reduce litter, recycle
and keep Arkansas beautiful. It operates as a division of the Arkansas
Department of Parks and Tourism and is overseen by a nine-member commission
appointed by the governor. KAB is funded by 1 percent of the
eighth-cent conservation tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the
state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program
dollar spent. For more information about KAB, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com
or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful Inc., established in 1953, is
the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education
organization. With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating
organizations, Keep America Beautiful builds vibrant communities through
public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take
greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn
more about Keep America Beautiful, visit kab.org.